On 10/13/11, whitivery <co55-sy1t at dea.spamcon.org> wrote: >>Eth0 is the onboard device, using an updated VIA Velocity driver >>(velocityget 1.42 instead of default via-velocity): >> >>05:00.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6120/VT6121/VT6122 >>Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev 82) >> >>Eth1 is a Linksys (Cisco) USB300M USB-Ethernet dongle, using asix >>driver: Have you tried adding another Ethernet adapter? This is because I was reading the bonding doc and towards the end there was this part >As discussed in the options section, above, some drivers do >not support the netif_carrier_on/_off link state tracking system. >With use_carrier enabled, bonding will always see these links as up, >regardless of their actual state. So it might a driver issue, i.e. the VIA driver is not reporting the link down correctly.